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About our Last Cozy Shabbos Summer 2014

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August 8-9 this year was Shabbos Nachamu, the last Cozy-Shabbat of Summer 2014. It was larger than any of the Cozy-Shabbat weekends this summer, thanks to 8 families visiting from Toronto, NJ and Monsey – all in the area for … Read the rest

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Why we named her Rivka…

So why did we name her Rivka?

In addition of course to the biblical matriarch, Rivka or Rebecca, the name runs in both of our families.

BabyRivka1stHourRaizy’s maternal grandfather, Zeide Shmuel Tzvi Fox, of blessed memory, was the only one … Read the rest

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Shabbos Pinchas 7/11-12/2014

Another wonderful Cozy-Shabbat with our summer regulars and some interesting traveler guests, likely to be the last before the new baby arrives at the end of July, G-d willing!

We had a Minyan all throughout, lots of meaningful sharing both … Read the rest

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July 4th Shabbat

July 4th 2014 was a special summertime Shabbat because of all the alumni who came up to spend Shabbos with us. Shaun Z. (’01) came up with his wife Michelle and two sons, with Ed L. (’01) both of whom … Read the rest

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Our End of May 2014

So what have we been doing since Graduation Weekend in the middle of May? It’s been quite busy actually.

The big project has been the Maimonides School annual dinner. We put together the 68-page Tribute Journal & Yearbook, made 3 … Read the rest

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The Announcement & other first May 2014 Shabbos Stuff

Yes, we made the announcement on Friday Night, so that students know of the special package we’re looking forward to this summer, while most are away on break. See more on the announcement and package tracking as posted on Mendel’s Read the rest

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First April Shabbat + Cholent Cookoff 2014

A little recap of the first Shabbat in April, Spring semester 2014 at UAlbany, plus the Cholent Cookoff on Saturday:

Friday Night was the first Hillel dinner in a while, and will be a while until the next one, too. … Read the rest

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Simmy’s Mazal Tov (and a Prayer request)

Quite a few of you know Mendel’s brother Simmy. Mazal Tov on his engagement today to Chaya Tilson of NJ. We are very excited and we wish them much happiness together! Uncle Simmy is a wonderful friend to our children … Read the rest

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The Political Shabbos

This coming week is the Student Association online election (via UAlbany’s MyInvolvement page). We had four members of our Jewish campus community running for positions, so each of those campaigning that was present on Friday Night was given opportunity to … Read the rest

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Lchaim Unite Video 2014

Each year Lchaim produces a short video for the UAlbany Unite video contest. Viewers can give a contribution-vote for the video or group of their choice. Thanks to alumni, students and friends, almost every year L’chaim recieves bonus funding (in … Read the rest

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